It’s a fact that women are lagging behind men in one of the few areas of the economy where there’s growth in well-paying jobs.
By Laura Sydell (Contributor, Ms.)
In fact, despite the image that it’s geeky guys doing the inventing, if you use the Internet at all, you probably use a product developed by a woman. Today, most of the video you watch on the Internet is animated by a technology called Flash, and it was software programmer Sarah Allen who led the team that developed it.
A major force behind Palm, which created the market for handheld computers, was Donna Dubinsky. At Facebook, director of engineering Jocelyn Goldfein is happy to point out that many of the site’s most popular products were engineered by women.
Startup acquisitions make news! Celebrate the women starting and exiting companies in technology.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder, Women 2.0)
Who doesn’t have a love and hate relationship with Facebook? Love it because it can be a source of business and new job creation by female founders!
Here are 5 female founders of tech startups making money off Facebook:
Annie Chang (Co-Founder & Head of Products, LOLapps)
“Don’t be fooled by the name of her startup” warned Fast Company. Annie Chang co-founded LOLapps, a leading yet under-the-radar social-apps publisher. Follow her on Twitter at @lolapps.
Carina Koo (Co-Founder, Momentus Media)
Former Microsoft software engineer Carina Koo co-founded Momentus Media to build software tools helping brands connect with fans virally. Follow her on Twitter at @carinacarinakoo.
Lucy Zhang (Co-Founder & President, Beluga)
Former Google software engineer & mobile developer Lucy Zhang co-founded group messaging app Beluga (acquired by Facebook in March). Follow her on Twitter at @lucidlogic.
Victoria Ransom (Founder & CEO, Wildfire)
Wildfire was founded by serial entrepreneur Victoria Ransom to build a platform for companies to run interactive promotions on the social web. Follow her on Twitter at @victoria_ransom.
Do you know more female founders of Facebook-related startups? Let us know about them in the comments below.